Kansas City, Mo. -- AMC Theatres (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, is proud to partner with Universal Pictures to offer guests the chance to see the timeless film BACK TO THE FUTURE for a limited time, exclusively in more than 150 theatres spanning 40 markets.
Together with Universal, AMC will celebrate the 25th anniversary of this phenomenally popular movie, which was originally released on July 3, 1985 and spent 11 weeks as the #1 movie in the United States.
"We are pleased to offer guests a convenient time for families to enjoy this ageless PG-rated movie, creating not only nostalgia for parents but also a new family sharing experience for children," said Robert J. Lenihan, president of programming at AMC.
"A quarter century after its initial release, BACK TO THE FUTURE remains a beloved cultural touchstone for a generation of moviegoers all over the world," said Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. "We are thrilled to offer new audiences the opportunity to enjoy this timeless, fun-filled action-adventure, with its iconic characters and prolific storytelling, on the big screen with these very special showings."
"BACK TO THE FUTURE is a beloved family classic and this is a great opportunity to allow families to come back to the theatre to see this iconic film," said Nikki Rocco, president of distribution at Universal.
"For our 25th anniversary, BACK TO THE FUTURE has been restored and remastered, and it now looks and sounds even better than it did in 1985," said Bob Gale, co-creator/co-writer/co-producer of BACK TO THE FUTURE. "In a word, it's glorious! If you've never experienced it on the big screen with an audience, then you absolutely must attend this special event!"
Showings will be at 12:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, Oct. 23 and 7 p.m. local time on Monday, Oct. 25, the same night that main character Marty McFly (portrayed by Michael J. Fox) went "back in time."
Guests who attend these showings will enjoy a free, full-sized, 25th anniversary BACK TO THE FUTURE poster to commemorate the event (while supplies last.) Plus, guests who "like" AMC Theatres on Facebook or who are members of the MovieWatcherTM network will be eligible to win a BACK TO THE FUTURE Blu-ray Disc or DVD trilogy set. The newly restored 25th anniversary BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy will be available on both Blu-ray Disc and DVD nationwide on Oct. 26.
Tickets for this limited-time, special event are now available online at www.AMCTheatres.com/bttf or at participating theatres. For participating markets and theatres, please visit www.AMCTheatres.com/bttf.
Starting in 2012, the Star Wars trilogy will hit theaters again thanks to a new 3D conversion. The Phantom Menace will come first in the early months of 2012. After that, each film would be sent out at the same time each year ... as long audiences are receptive to the idea.
While the 2D-to-3D conversion process has taken some heat recently thanks to the likes of Clash of the Titans and The Last Airbender, even the biggest skeptics will have a hard time passing up Star Wars in 3D. Plus, George Lucas is known for making huge technological breakthroughs, so this event won't be a "rush job."
MORRISTOWN, NJ, and LOS ANGELES, CA -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in digital cinema, today announced that Cobb Theatres, a member of the Cinema Buying Group (CBG) of NATO, will add 170 screens at 14 sites to Cinedigm's Phase 2 digital cinema deployment program, in a Cinedigm exhibitor self-financed agreement. The deal includes five of Cobb Theatres unique CinéBistro locations. The historic Cobb Theatres have been entertaining consumers for more than 90 years. The transition to digital entertainment not only represents a milestone in the Cobb Theatres' legacy, but positions the company to continue delivering enhanced entertainment well into the future. Digital screens will allow Cobb to greatly expand the entertainment options on its roster, from 3D movie extravaganzas to live sports programming, 3D concert films, event programming and much more.
"We are thrilled to have Cinedigm help us complete this transition to digital," said Jeremy Welman, chief operating officer, Cobb Theatres. "Innovative entertainment is a family tradition at Cobb. Our guests will benefit immediately. And we will benefit as well; the digital transition will allow us to operate our screens with far more efficiency and programming choices."
"With their long-time commitment to their guests and their creativity in always finding new ways to provide the best entertainment experience in their theatres Cobb is another ideal exhibitor partner for Cinedigm," said Chuck Goldwater, President, Cinedigm's Media Services Group. "We are eager to begin working with the Cobb team to help them take full advantage of the operational and the programming applications of the Cinedigm digital cinema platform."
Cinedigm's Phase 2 plan will bring up to 10,000 additional screens to the global roster of fully digital theaters. And with the recent addition of Cobb Theatres, Cinedigm has signed 43 exhibitors representing more than 5,600 screens to date, including 15 CBG members and just over 650 CBG screens. Such theaters are fully networked, turnkey systems - simple and cost-efficient to operate .These screens will join the growing number of fully digital Cinedigm-CertifiedTM screens around the world.
Cinedigm's Digital Cinema division is the industry-leading deployment program for Digital Cinema. It facilitates the funding, installation support and administration for the company's studio-supported Digital Cinema rollout plans. Cinedigm is also the digital cinema integrator of choice for the CBG, a buying program of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) for small and independent theatre operators in United States and Canada.
Darren Aronofsky has been added to the list of potential directors for the new Superman movie that Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas will produce. Ben Affleck was also briefly in the running.
The list includes Tony Scott, Zack Snyder, Duncan Jones, Jonathan Liebesman and Matt Reeves.
Aronofsky's Black Swan is currently winning rave reviews. The film stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, and Fox Searchlight will release it on December 1.